205498 - Aircraft Painter
Up to $26.00 DOE
6 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking 4 Aircraft Painters for a contract opportunity in Courtland, AL.

• Read and interpret engineering paint drawings, technical manuals, understanding symbols, flags, and general notes.
• Detail surfaces and prepare for paint by cleaning, stripping, abrading or chemically treating.
• Perform basic fiber glass repairs using fillers or high build primers.
• Mask aircraft surfaces as necessary protecting sensitive components, final wiping prior to paint application, prime & paint.
• Use proper painting techniques, mixing ratio’s, correct paint viscosity, identification of improper and/or unacceptable finish application.
• Layout and apply required markings to include stripes and two-tone surfaces.
• Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, grinders, sanders, paint guns, tape measure, etc.
• Can prepare surfaces, mask, prime, apply finish coatings, and anti-corrosion chemical treatment. Performs a variety of operations to prepare and/or execute correct finish on sheet metal and extrusion parts.
• Application of low observable coatings and materials, including fastener & gap filler, and boot installation.
• Cleans, sands, prepares, treats, hand rolls, and mask acrylic/sheet metal surfaces.
• Displays ability to plan, layout, interpret blueprints, sketches to all engineering specifications; determine sequence of operations, number of required pieces and method of setup.
• Uses a variety of tools and precision measuring instruments.
• Makes standard shop calculations relating to preparation and/or cure times.
• May monitor and verify quality with statistical process or other control procedures.
• Will input data as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
• One year of production spray painting experience, either aircraft or auto body. (Ability to operate spray painting equipment and use acceptable spray-painting techniques). OR - one year’s experience in the application of decals and spraying stencils, or other equivalent experience.
• Exercises a complete knowledge of surface preparations, painting materials and techniques.
• Must have some knowledge of surface preparation and coatings/painting and/or anti-corrosion chemical application and treatment.
• Be able to read and execute to Blueprint / work order specifications.
• Must have the desire and / or ability to use hand tools (i.e., sanding tools, cutting blades, brushes, scales, templates, and various other hand tools).
• Be able to stoop, bend, kneel, and squat when working on and inside the missile.
• Have good workplace housekeeping practices.
Desired Skills:
• 4 years’ experience of surface preparations, painting materials and techniques, color matching, tools, equipment, applicable specifications and safety regulations
• Ability to perform spray painting of final, decorative, gloss coats of synthetic or natural polychromatic, plastic coatings, lacquers and enamels to the exterior surfaces of completed aircraft.
• Experience painting piece parts, aircraft or vehicles in an aerospace manufacturing environment.
• Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings to determine what needs to be masked and painted.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks in the paint area including masking, sanding, painting, stenciling and bag and tag functions

• High school diploma or GED equivalent.

4/10-2nd Shift
• Candidates must be able to work an alternative work schedule such as a 4x10 from 4:00pm-2:30am, 2nd shift, Thursday to Sunday schedule.

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Patrick Costello
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x181 or (800) 927-9318 x181

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.